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The Barossa Trail – Barossa

The Barossa Trail

The Barossa Trail is a high quality sealed 40 km cycling and walking path between the Northern and Southern Barossa, linking Gawler and the Stuart O’Grady Way. The trail explores the natural beauty along the North Para River and the agricultural landscapes between the Barossa Ranges and the Adelaide Plains. 

Extending from Angaston to Gawler via the three main townships of Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Lyndoch, the path is ideal for exploring the natural beauty of this magnificent region at your own pace.  The trail links winery cellar doors, cafes, artisan food producers and galleries where you can fill your water bottle as well as fill your backpack. With a town or winery not more than a few kilometres apart, the Barossa Trail is feast on two wheels.  Travel as little or as much of the path as you like in either direction, enjoying stunning views, attractions and generous Barossa hospitality every step of the way. 

You may like to explore shorter sections of the Barossa Trail (below) or download the entire Barossa by Bike trail map which details the degree of difficulty for each section.  


Angaston to Nuriootpa (7km):

 This is a high quality 7km rail trail, which follows the old rail easement and has a smooth bitumen surface. It features high embankments and deep shady cuttings at the Angaston end, has been enhanced with high quality metal sculptures, and seating is provided at regular intervals. 

Angaston is one of the region’s highest townships and home to a variety of cafes, a bike shop, cheesemaker, Italian cooking school, wine bars, cellar doors, B&Bs and boutique retailers. Offering ample parking, the historic Angaston Railway Station was completed in 1911 and is listed as a State Heritage Place. From here it’s an easy descent to Nuriootpa, affording panoramic views over the Valley floor and rolling vineyards that symbolise the Barossa. People venturing off the path will discover many attractions for visitors and families, including Barossa Bushgardens native plant nursery and display gardens, Mengler Hill Sculpture Park, Barossa Farmers Market (held each Saturday morning) and a variety of cellar doors.


Jack Bobridge Track:  Stage 1 Tanunda to Lyndoch (14km):

 Varying in its degree of difficulty, this leg of the Jack Bobridge Track showcases some of the state’s most beautiful natural terrain. Every turn offers a new surprise as towering gums give way to sweeping vistas and vineyards, against the backdrop of the Barossa Ranges. Kangaroos, echidnas and birdlife abound, along with a collection of well-known wineries and cellar doors to break the journey. 

Midway between Tanunda and Lyndoch is Rowland Flat, best known for its proximity to Jacob’s Creek – the site of the Barossa’s first commercial vine plantings in 1847 and an ultramodern cellar door offering cycle hire and facilities. Altona Landcare Reserve is a must-see for nature lovers before making the picturesque descent into Lyndoch. The route features an array of restaurants, wineries, Tanunda Pines Golf Club and high-end accommodation, providing a myriad of options for locals and holidaymakers alike. 

You can read the Interpretive Signage along the Jack Bobridge Track here:

 Jack Bobridge Track - Sign 1 St Hallets   

Jack Bobridge Track - Sign 2 Rowland Flat  

Jack Bobridge Track - Sign 3 Altona 

Jack Bobridge Track - Sign 4 Lyndoch 

Jack Bobridge Track - Sign 5 Sandy Creek 


Jack Bobridge Track: Stage 2 Lyndoch to Gawler (13km):

 Established in 1837, Lyndoch is one of South Australia’s oldest towns and home to a number of boutique, family-owned vineyards and cellar doors. The town boasts traditional artisans, restaurants and cafe’s offering authentic German-style meals, smallgoods, freshly baked pies and sweet delights. The route travels through the Lyndoch Hill Rose Garden. 

Pristine conservation and recreation parks near Sandy Creek and Cockatoo Valley provide excellent bushwalking and sightseeing opportunities – don’t forget the camera! Gawler is the final destination on the Jack Bobridge Track, where heritage charm meets contemporary conveniences to create a thriving retail and commercial centre. An extensive linear path follows Gawler’s natural river corridor, and a short distance away is the Northern Expressway and Stuart O’Grady Veloway to Adelaide. Gawler Railway Station is the terminus of the Jack Bobridge Track. 

You can read the Interpretive Signage along the Jack Bobridge Track here:  

Jack Bobridge Track - Sign 1 St Hallets  

Jack Bobridge Track - Sign 2 Rowland Flat

Jack Bobridge Track - Sign 3 Altona

Jack Bobridge Track - Sign 4 Lyndoch

Jack Bobridge Track - Sign 5 Sandy Creek


Nuriootpa to Tanunda (7km):

 Nuriootpa is the commercial hub of the Barossa and central to the region’s wine production. ‘Nuri’ as it’s locally known offers a diversity of retail outlets, eateries, and a scenic riverside walk through Linear Park. Nuriootpa’s Tolley Reserve and playground is great for families. The ride to Tanunda is mostly flat terrain with many interesting sites en-route including wineries, historic buildings and the entrance to the iconic Seppeltsfield Road and Para Road Wine Path. 

Tanunda is known as the ‘heritage heart of the Barossa’ and retains all the village charm and character of yesteryear. The town features historic buildings and churches, Heritage Trail, Regional Gallery, Barossa Museum, bike shop, a brewery, retail therapy and a thriving al fresco café culture, making it a perfect place to unwind. Tanunda is also home to the Barossa Visitor Centre offering cycle hire and facilities and a range of visitor services.

 

Angaston to Nuriootpa Track

Angaston to Nuriootpa (7km).  This is a high quality 7km rail trail, which follows the old rail easement and has a smooth bitumen surface. It features high embankments and deep shady…
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Jack Bobridge Track Stage 1: Tanunda - Lyndoch

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Jack Bobridge Track Stage 2: Lyndoch - Gawler

Stage 2 Lyndoch to Gawler (13km).  Established in 1837, Lyndoch is one of South Australia’s oldest towns and home to a number of boutique, family-owned vineyards and cellar doors. The town…
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Nuriootpa to Tanunda Track

Nuriootpa to Tanunda (7km).  Nuriootpa is the commercial hub of the Barossa and central to the region’s wine production. ‘Nuri’ as it’s locally known offers a diversity of retail outlets, eateries,…
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